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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> good morning. i am charles osgood, and this is sunday morning. a special edition of sunday morning as it happens. we call it animal attraction, an up close look at the beasts and fish and fowl foul whom we share this earth. which is is why we are leaving our familiar studio to enter our own virtual animal kingdom. the magic of tv universe we will be spending the rest of this
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morning. and most of the animals we know best are our very own pets and that is a special bond, but our jim axelrod will be examining in our sunday morning cover story. >> stay, stay. >> yeah! >> not only have the number of pets in the united states exploded in the last 40 years. >> good boy! >> there has been a generational change in the way we treat them as well. >> you love your momma? huh? >> never mind man's best friend, how about surrogate children? >> come on, let's have dinner. >> how our pet's pliefs are becoming a family affair. >> later on sunday morning. >> osgood: as any animal lover knows, tree huggers come in all shapes and sizes, including rolly polie and small enough to cuddle, we have taken a trip down under. >> ♪
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>> the koala is not a teddy bear, but it is just as cute. >> i have watched grown men melt. >> and then, oh, you know. later on sunday morning, those unbearably cute koalas. >> a dog's tale is a story from anthony mason, all about a popular writer and his life changing four legged friend. >> author dean koontz was so busy selling number one best sellers he didn't think he had time for a dog, then he got trixie. >> a relationship with a good dog is perfection. >> but after a golden retriever changed his life earlier this year, he nearly lost his life. >> do you remember passing out? >> no. i have no memory of it at all. >> author dean koontz on his dog and a near death experience, later on sunday morning. >> osgood: actress isabella rosalie any is accustomed to
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living her life center stage, unless it comes to animals, in which case she is happy to play a supporting role. as aaron moriarty will illustrate. >> you know her as the face of cosmetics, a super model. >> drink that motion. >> and a daring actress. >> but mere is something you may not know. >> isabella rosalie any has a secret passion. >> i think i always was interested in animals, i think it is man likes women, he might discuss business but there is a part of his business coming in and checking the girls out and i do the same thing with animals. >> good dog. >> the wildlife of isabel rosalini, later on sunday morning. >> osgood: manager is fishy in the world of pet competitions, and we are on the case. >> i have seven aquariums. >> three ponds. >> sometimes you hook the fish.
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>> and sometimes they hook you .. >> yes. this thing is beautiful. look at the body on that. >> the expanding world of goldfish competition, later on sunday morning. keep those fingers crossed for little rusty. >> osgood: all that and much more. >> first let's go to the newsroom for the sunday morning headlines. >> good morning, it is july 17th, 2011 and i am rebecca jarvis, casey anthony is a free woman and walked out of the orange county jail in orlando florida shortly after midnight this morning, anthony, who received death threats since being acquitted on charges of murdering her two-year-old daughter was accompanied by her lawyer, the two got in a waiting suv and headed to parts unknown. >> one of ar rupert murdoch's tp executives has reportedly been arrested, sky news is saying rebecca brooks has become the tenth person charged in connection with the phone hacking scandal now threatening murdoch's empire. >> murdoch papers this weekend are full run page ads
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apologizing for hacking. the white house may call for another meeting today between congressional leaders and president obama on a deficit cutting plan, the deadline for raising the nation's debt crean is, ceiling second, that is just over two weeks away. >> there was fear of a traffic jam for a hollywood movie but we head to a two-day shut down of 405, after the partial demolition of a bridge, so far, so good. police reported unusually light traffic, and the highway will reopen early tomorrow. venezuelan president huh go chavez headed to cuba for another round of cancer treatment before departing, chavez handed over some of his powers to underlings. >> glen campbell wowed them at the bill blocks situate mississippi sunday night, 22 song set, it was the country music legend's first performance since announcing that he had alzheimer's. >> and in sports, the united
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states and japan women's soccer team square offer for the title in the world cup competition later today in germany. here is today's weather. the middle of the country will be baking in triple digit heat and it will be warm elsewhere with strong storms hitting the great lakes and in the days ahead we are expecting cooler weather up north along with lots more high heat over the plains. >> osgood: next, families have their pets, just who owns whom. >> come on, let's have lunch. come on. >> osgood: and later author
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>> osgood: as i look around any owner's home will tell you animals are not just another possession they are all in the family, in every way that counts. our cover story is reported by jim axelrod. >> okay. let's go for a walk. come on, lola. >> even on a cold and dreary day in april. >> scratch there good? got an itch? got to scratch the itch? >> joan and her two portuguese water dogs are out walking. >> go see. come on, guys. >> it is a nasty day, i mean here it is april and have snow flakes and it is freezing and you are out here? >> they keep me moving.
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>> they are great. >> they are telling each other what a great day it is, is what they are doing. >> a widow for 11 years, her children grown, joan found gus and lola the perfect guard dogs to chase away loneliness whenever it threatened. >> i couldn't stand the empty, quiet house, and i said, hmm, a dog. >> i bet that story is going to sound so familiar to so many people. >> i imagine so. >> it should. in 1972, we owned about 61 million dogs and cats. >> by 2010, that number had climbed to around 165 million. >> you love your momma? you love your momma? >> two pets were enough for joan to fill her empty nest. >> look act your tail, it is so beautiful. wow! >> come on, kitty, kitty. >> come on, guys.
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hi. >> artist can at this rut berg needed a few more. >> three peacocks, six goats, three cats, last count, ten rabbits. >> she lives with 71 pets at her animal inspired artwork filled home in upstate new york. and in case you are wondering, yes, that is an angora rabbit in her lap. >> i don't know about other people but for me, proximity to these animals is very healing and it really feeds me in a way that my relationship with humans hasn't. >> come on, let's go eat lunch. >> come on. >> she oversees her menagerie with the command of a general, everything is kept spotless. >> she likes to bureau in and that's why she is such a good cuddler. >> and at night her troops climb right into bed with her. >> cats, dogs, and pigs. >> is she a good sleeper.
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>> she is such a good sleeper, you can't imagine. she won't move all night, in fact, she is angry if i move. >> kathy may live on the far end of the spectrum, but in our pet nation, where two-legged filled stomachs and four legged filled hearts, animals are more than ever the companion of choice. >> right now it is a very balanced environment. so i don't know what a male homeless, homo sapien would do to the environment. >> according to one survey, most households are home to at least one pet, that is 73 million homes. and we spend a lot of money taking care of them, more than $48 billion last year. $48 billion. consider that after the earthquake in haiti, the total donated by u.s. citizens was $1.4 billion. >> the pet population has grown faster than the human population, maybe twice as fast at the moment. >> james surple is a pro tells
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sorry of animal welfare at the pennsylvania of university, university of pennsylvania pet school. >> people are having fewer children and more likely to be divorced. they tend to have less substantial friendships, and what i think is happening is that people are looking to animals to fill those gaps. what a sweety, up. >> according to him, a growing body of evidence suggests love for our pets is as much a matter of the head as the heart. specifically, a neurochemical called oxy toe sin. >> we know if a mother or father handles their own infant they see a big increase in oxytocin level in their blood streams .. and we know that this rise in oxytocin is associated with a decline of stress on them, so the animal is doing the same thing for us, essentially, it is producing this rise in oxytocin level, that is bringing down our stress levels. >> it makes perfect sense. the birds of life are eased by
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pets. more burdens than ever mean more pets than ever. >> yeah. >> it also explains the pampering that can sometimes seem like people taking care of people, not animals. >> no surprise, given that a poll conducted by sunday morning reveals 89 percent of us consider our pets to be part of the family. >> people are -- they get something from animals, these companion animals, these pets, which is not identical to what we get from other people, but it is certainly similar. >> come on, come on. >> so keep all of this in mind the next time you are ready to roll your eyes at one of those over the top pet people. >> what do you think your kids think of your dog. >> i can give you a couple of examples. i was talking to one of my kids on the phone and i booed lola,
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no! and my son said to me, oh, my god, mom, i feel like i am nine years old and you just reprimanded me. >> can i tell you something? it was really scary! >> i know, son. >> joan axelrod, like most citizens of pet nation, knows the difference between two legs and four legs, most of the timed. >> you know where i draw the line? you lit hal, literally have said to me, you kind of look like gus. who is better looking? >> don't do that. >> you are the human better looking one, and he is the dog better looking one! >> he has more hair. he had hair like you used to have. >> osgood: next, grin and bear it.
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by a heart valve problem. today we have pradaxa to reduce the risk of a stroke caused by a clot. in a clinical trial, pradaxa 150 mg reduced stroke risk 35% more than warfarin. and with pradaxa, there's no need for those regular blood tests. pradaxa is progress. pradaxa can cause serious, sometimes fatal, bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding, and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems or a bleeding condition, like stomach ulcers. or if you take aspirin products, nsaids, or blood thinners. tell your doctor about all medicines you take, any planned medical or dental procedures, and don't stop taking pradaxa without your doctor's approval, as stopping may increase your stroke risk. other side effects include indigestion, stomach pain, upset, or burning.
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if you have afib not caused by a heart valve problem, ask your doctor if pradaxa can reduce your risk of a stroke. >> wherever you see a eucalyptus tree in australia you just might spot a koala nearby, but whether that will always be true is no sure thing as rita braver now explains. ♪ >> koalas, loveable, adorable cuddly looking creatures that
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resemble teddy bears. >> a some people think these these are bears and part of the bear family. >> they are marsupials and related to combat, kangaroos. >> anything with a pouch? >> pretty much. >> he is operations manager at the wildlife park outside of sydney. among the wombats and wallabees, the crocks and kangaroos he introduces us to molly and pebbles and her baby jack zero. can you jack co. >> do you recognize them all. >> yes, it is funny because they sleep a long time because they are not going to give you a feedback say like a dog or cat. >> koalas can weigh up to 15 pounds, found exclusively in northeastern australia they live only about eight years in the wild, but are money to reach 22 in captivity. they are good climbers, and live in loose families.
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>> does the father have any child rearing responsibilities? >> no, no. the male is pretty just does the fun part, and he gets to create the baby and he is off. >> momma isn't necessarily the most devoted either. >> is she interested in the baby or does she tolerate the baby? >> well, she is probably more tolerate than complete like she doesn't dote on the babies, that is for sure. >> the word claw is said to be an aboriginal term meaning does not drink water. >> are you ready for this? >> they get everything, all the solid and liquid nourishment they need from eating leaves from the union lip eucalyptus, also known as the gum tree but that is a problem, in a natural habitats are quickly disappearing, and so are the koalas, they are used to, there used to be millions. >> we think there are probably between 40 and 80,000, and i personally think it is on the lower end. >> debra tubort known as koala
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woman, is head of the australian koala foundation, which is fighting to protect the animals. >> if life was good for koalas, it would be good for australia generally. >> she says the creatures might have been wiped out years ago save for an american. >> in 1923 we shot 3 million in 1 year. >> shot them? for what? >> fur, for fur, and interestingly enough, president hoover in the united states stopped the importation of skin in 1929 and that is the only reason koalas didn't go to extinction. >> they can't be hunted anymore but to save their habitats from developers the australian government is reviewing whether they should be put on the threatened list to protect them further. >> in recent years, koalas have also been affected by chlamydia. >> i believe chlamydia is a
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response to stress and that stress is because their trees are being cut down and things are rough in the bush right now. >> koalas are still a huge draw for australia. >> our country has $2.5 billion worth of tourism, what is the first thing that celebrities, the pope, oprah, anyone who comes to australia, the first thing we do is put our koala in their hands. >> charlie! i have watched grown men melt, you know. oh, no, and then, ah. >> ah, indeed. >> i am a model, you know what i mean. >> osgood: ahead, a star of the catwalk. for at least six weeks, you're frustrated that your depressive symptoms are still with you. seroquel xr, when added to an antidepressant, is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder.
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for many, taking seroquel xr with an antidepressant was proven more effective than an antidepressant alone for treating unresolved symptoms of depression. talk to your doctor about seroquel xr. then visit seroquelxr.com for a free trial offer. call your doctor if you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children,teens, and young adults. elderly dementia patients taking seroquel xr have an increased risk of death. call your doctor if you have fever, stiff muscles, and confusion, as these may be signs of a life-threatening reaction or if you have uncontrollable muscle movements, as these could become permanent. high blood sugar has been reported with seroquel xr and medicines like it and in extreme cases can lead to coma or death. your doctor should check for cataracts. other risks include decreases in white blood cells, which can be fatal, seizures, increased cholesterol, weight gain, dizziness on standing, drowsiness,impaired judgment, and trouble swallowing.
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use caution before driving or operating machinery. for more help putting distance between you and your depression, ask your doctor about adding seroquel xr. if you can't afford your medication, astrazeneca may be able to help. if you can't afford your ♪ dication, hershey's drops. a lot of hershey's happiness in a little drop of chocolate. pure hershey's.
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>> osgood: a cat on a leash? believe it or not it can be done. >> you get noticed a lot. we do. >> when he takes radar out for a walk in new york city, people notice. >> i really don't have the time to pick it up and walk a dog two times a day. >> that's because radar is a cat. ♪ >> on a weekends, it is kind of annoying, i know how celebrities feel. >> you are beautiful! >> come on, radar. >> being a celebrity cat can be lonely. >> it is interesting, he doesn't have any cat friends. >> really? >> my friends who had cats don't take them out.
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>> but is walking your cat really is such a rarity? >> the web is crawling with cool cats on leashes. no surprise to elizabeth toloran. >> i think i encourage it, i think if you have the right cat with the right disposition it is great fun and exercise. >> collar ran is president of the american association of feline practitioners. she says catwalking could be the answer to the nation's epidemic of cat obesity. >> it is a huge, huge issue and it is one we are really trying hard to address. >> a call to action being answered by toby tasanke. >> we place our d ring further back. >> maker of the cat harness. >> rocky is positively fetching in this blue d denim model. >> we think of cats so aloof and passive aggressive, is that fair? >> i think it depends on the cat. i think rocky was very unhappy
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with that explanation. >> okay. oh, my, gosh, yes, he doesn't like me saying that. >> the in door cat let's face it, their world is so small. >> they are prisoners. they are prisoners. >> you have the ability as a pet owner to give your cat the world. >> the advice is starting the kitten with a leash early, in time, your feline may be catting around town with the confidence of a radar. ♪ >> radar can be as friendly as a puppy. >> and this is how it gets started. >> yes. >> a future catwalker. >> except when he encounters dogs. then he is all cat. >> i think dogs -- >> after this husky, no bite and barely a bark. >> and for owners still skittish about putting a cat on a leash? meet masuka. >> she loves to go for walks, it
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is just like with anyone. >> but she is not actually walking. >> no. >> her owner, long islands lisa king is the inventor of the kitty walk stroller. >> the reaction to you when you are taking your cat out in the stroller. >> we get a lot of people who have never seen it before and they are oh, my god that is wonderful, you know, where did you get it? that is nice. a lot of people think we have lost our minds. >> so ignore those catcalls. radar does. >> osgood: ahead, hanging around with the experts.
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animal attraction, a special edition of sunday morning. here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: a new place reminds us that horses who once were on the front lines of war, we will have a front row seat. after which, russ mitchell has the profile of a modern day champion, fielghtsing to protect the endangered orangutan. >> world war i was determined
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when tanks became the warhorses of the 20th century. >> and even though this tank is made of aluminum and plastic and the horse is a puppet. we comprehend what a terrible turning point it was. >> the tanks simply rolled over people and rolled through wire and they obliterated horses and it was that clash, then, of flesh and metal, of the machine and human kind, really. >> michael moore's novel warhorse has been turned into this. the national theatre of great britain's most successful production ever. >> get ready to jump the wire! >> in new york, it just won five tony awards, including best pl play. >> warhorse is the story of joey, and a horse, and albert,
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the boy who loves him. >> joey is sold to the british army to be sent to the battle ront. >> the great adventure promised on enlistment posters soon became the horror of real war for men and horses. >> these creatures have extraordinary courage to go on as the men did through the most appalling conditions, including charge on when they were being shot at. they of course didn't have the comprehension of what was happening but we have nonetheless the terror was quite clear to them. >> their plight was total innocence they are simply being used and sacrificed. >> the numbers are staggering, 10 million soldiers died in world war i, and it is believed about the same number of horses. >> the story of warhorses actually is two stories. >> only the truth with him lies, as we have spoken. >> what about horses, the other,
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about the extraordinary puppets that seem like living, breathing feeling creatures on the stage. they were created by south africans. >> partners in life and for the last 30 years in hand spring puppet company. >> that is jones on the left, koehler on the right, with the high he naah they consider the prototype for their horses .. he is a collection of pulleys and strings and little levers like bicycle gears, the but horses were another number of magnitude. >> the original joey took four months to build in south after karchlt that up and down movement. >> the design suggest it is skeleton and muscles of a real horse, but the materials actually were chosen to make each puppet lightweight, the magic occurs when these men go behind to the heart of the
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horse, take over and he becomes joey. >> for us, he is the fundamental in puppetry, if the puppet is breathing, the pup set is alive. >> and it is by breathing the puppeteers saying that what they want to do. >> to the movement of the ear, it all has meaning. >> it allows the audience to say this is a real horse. >> to get the empathy that comes out of the audience is what moves them. >> i am volunteering. >> in warhorse the boy, albert, lies about his age and enlists, so that he can search for joey. >> he endures the nightmare of combat, surviving on his belief that one day they will be reunited. >> the stars in the morning.
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>> the truth of world war i can be seen on the memorials, the long, long lists of names, a whole generation of young men gone, but they were remembered and mourned. but what about the horses? in london, at least, there is a monument. it is inscribed with these words. they had no choice. ♪ only remember for what we have done ♪ >> osgood: you might call this a love story, between a woman and an endangered piece sister. she is trying to save. >> when you look into an orangutan's eyes you see something there that you recognize. they are what we were ten, million years ago. >> she was 25 years old when she
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came to borneo 40 years ago for a six-year study of what are called here orangutans. >> the jungle became her home, her discoveries have made her one of the world's leading primatologists. >> we don't have to chase across the universe to find life we can relate to, they are right here and they are orangutans. >> it is a world she saw firsthand 17 years ago traveling halfway around the world in search of borneo in indonesia, the last leg, a 90 minute boat ride down the crocodile infested kumai river. >> look at that thing. >> from cbs, honest upon more to meet you. >> she told me about some of her experiences. >> in the early days i raised many as my own foster offspring, initially these little infants would cling to me night and day, so i was basically covered in urine and fees sister. >> the babies were rescued from
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poachers who had killed the orangutan mothers. >> and the only way that a poacher could get one like this would be to kill his mother. >> absolutely. kill his mother, and brutally strip the infant from her dead body. >> she convinced authorities to criminalize the selling of the babies as pets, but today, there is a greater threat, the jungle is being destroyed by global warming and industrial farms. the animals are disappearing. >> it is all documented in an imax film, born to be wild, narrated by morgan freeman. >> we shared this planet since the dawn of man, but as our world expands into theirs, more and more wild animals lose their families. >> she came to los angeles to promote the film. >> 17 years, you haven't aged a bit. >> thank you, thank you very much. >> we met up at ucla where
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graduate studies triggered her passion. >> what are you most proud of? >> i am most proud of the fact we saved the largest orangutan population in the world, most of them are gone, gone, gone, gone with the wind. >> what is the biggest thing you learned after all of these years. >> i would like to know exactly how long an orangutan lives in the wild i have been there 40 years and i still don't know know that because orangutans that were infants when i first came there, most of them are still alive today. >> alive in no small part because of the spotlight she has shined on these splendid animals. alive because a renowned care center continues to help hundreds of orangutan orphans survivor into adulthood. >> they are so fragile as infants, like our own kids, they need lots of love and attention. we simulate the different stages of orangutan development.
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with humans, acting as surrogate mothers. >> and when they turn eight or nine years old, the age she says of independence from mothers, she sets them free, into the wild, the ever diminishing wild. >> uh-oh. >> osgood: next, a dog's tale. from writer dean koontz. and later. >> i cannot flap my wings. >> is that isabel ar isabella r? [ male announcer ] how can power consumption in china,
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down. >> author dean koontz has written more than 100 books, including 13 number one best sellers. >> you are incredibly prolific, where does that come from? >> imagination is a muscle, partly, and the more you use it, the easier it becomes. >> his success he ranks number six among the world's best paid writers, has built him a stunning california home he calls amazing grace. >> you spent seven years building the house? >> with carved bookcases in his library. >> the woodwork mere is meant to look like an opening book. >> and custom stainless steel doors. >> these are all your books. >> yes. these are all mine, there are over 6,000 editions of our. >> how many different countries? >> 38 languages. >> koontz has sold more than 400 million books worldwide. >> when the day is going really bad and i can't get any good
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prose out, i say okay i did it once i can do it again. >> he does it on an 18-year-old computer. >> so you don't have e-mail on here or -- >> no, no. >> this is just a word processor. >> so, i don't personally do e-mail, i give it to an assistant, i might make a disk of it and -- >> you don't do e-mail. >> you should be grateful i don't have a steam driven computer. >> koontz has written suspense forms, thrillers, science fiction but a few years ago he wrote his first nonfiction book, about a 60-pound golden retriever. >> she arrived with her name, trixie, i joke sometimes it sounded more like a stripper than a dog. >> a big little life was koontz tribute to his dog who lived less than 12 years. >> the more i watched her, she seemed on the em bold indictment of grace and more. >> .. the 66-year-old writer rarely does television
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interviews, but he granted this one in part because he wanted to talk about trixie. >> and i kept being changed by this dog, by her exuberance and it opened my wriez to how much i started turning off the beauty of the world in business since. >> she came to their lives when she was three years old from canine companions for independence. >> and organization that trains assistance dogs. >> yes! good boy! >> she helped a young woman who lost both her legs before a joint injury forced trixie into retirement. >> koontz recalls a mythical moment when their dog when lying in the hall staring into each other's eyes. >> and i said i know what you really are, and she raised her head up and gave me this strange expression, and i said, you are not a dog, you are an angel and she shot to her feet and ran the length of this hall to the far
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end and i actually had to get down on the floor and coax her to me, and i brought her to me and it had put the hairs up in the back of my neck and i said, all right, i will never say that to you again. i say in the book, i think she was an interim of god in my life. >> in many ways koontz memoir is much about himself as it is about trixie, he grew up poor in this four room house in pennsylvania that didn't have in door plumbing until he was 11. his childhood was overshadowed by a father who held 44 jobs in 34 years. >> my father was a violent alcoholic, it wasn't great having to walk with your mother to whatever barroom he passed out in and pick him up at 2:00 in the morning because they called, you know, and we had the car. >> but i wasn't an unhappy kid. >> at anal four when his mother was hospitalized for six months koontz was sent to live with a neighbor. >> and every night she would read me a story before putting me to bed and give me an ice cream soda, and many years
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later, i came to believe that is where i associated story telling and stories with happiness and calm. >> in college, koontz won a writing contest, he married jerda his high school sweetheart in 1966, and after he sold a couple of short stories, she made him an offer. >> she said, , i will support yu for five years and if you can't make it in five years you will never make it and i tried to negotiate up to seven, but she wasn't going for it, she wins negotiations, and she -- >> that's a pretty good deal. >> it is a good deal. >> oh, everyone in the, in her family thought i was a bum. >> but her. >> her belief in me was really profound and it always has been. >> jerda would eventually quit her job to manage the business side of koontz's booming career, hard workers they never had children, and resisted even having a dog. but losing trixie to cancer devastated them. >> my wife and i couldn't hardly mention that dog's maim for six
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months that we didn't start crying. >> i sort of stole this from lord byron. >> in trixie's memory, they put a plaque on their porch and they have contributed millions today 9 companions. , to, canine companions and an na, now trixie's great niece is gracing their lives. >> but while we were visiting .. koontz revealed we almost lost him in february. >> and i suddenly broke into a sweat. >> do you remember passing out? >> no. i have no memory of it at all. >> a bleeding ulcer caused the author to black out. >> i woke up lying in my office floor in a pool of blood with my eyebrow cut all the way across and hanging down over my eye, it was a very hannibal elector kind of moment. >> he lost half of his blood but koontz said he never felt any pain. >> if you are going to nearly die and i was told i should have died in the hospital if you have got to nearly die that's the way to do it.
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no pain, no fear, and a very quick recovery. .. and the author of 100 books says, it has given him many ideas for more. >> do you see an end point to this? >> i don't think writers who love what they do retire until they fall dead on the keyboard, i nearly did, but it still hasn't stopped me. >> osgood: ahead, going to so tell us some army stories.
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congress avenue bridge, bats that many of us fear. >> because when i was little i was told they would go in your hair. >> but truth, bats are sadly misunderstood. bat fact one. forget the attack myth says austin's own batman, merlin tuttle who founded bat conservation international. >> i have spent hundreds of hours in caves with, surrounded by literally millions of bats at a time, and my, in my whole life i have never been attacked by a bat and i have never been harmed by a bat. >> not once? >> not once. >> this is a bat named abe bell. >> bat fact 2, they are not dirty. >> they are extremely clean. >> diane odegard rehabs wounded bats in their home. >> they groom themselves like cats do and they have these little hairs on their feet that they actually use kind of like a brush or a comb. >> from ancient story tellers to
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hollywood myth makers, bats get a bad wrap. >> they live on human blood and took the form of a vampire bat. >> but bats went from creepy to camp -- in the sixtiesable with batman, the tv show and then the movie. >> watch out, batman. this could be tricky. >> and the caped crusader adam west and his bat mobile are still stars at the austin bat festival. >> you just knew they would have a bat festival. >> it is something that you don't really experience anywhere else. it is something that is just extremely unique to austin and it is just cool. >> these little bats are big business here, generating an estimated ten to 12 million tourist dollars a year, a lot of that for souvenirs which is why in this town people have sweet dreams when they sleep on a pillow that says batty about austin. >> which brings us to austin's mayor lee luffingwell.
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>> so i pick up this pillow, and it says batty about austin. what is that about? >> the bat is our official animal. >> the bat? >> yes, the bat. >> but bat fact 3 is no joke. bats saved american consumers billions of dollars a year. >> they are a natural beneficial organism that is protecting our crops. >> the usda john westbrook studies bats that eat moths. >> during her lifetime a female moth can lay eggs on 1,000 ears of corn, eggs that turn to corn destroying larva. >> but when bats eat insects it cuts farmers pesticide costs by $23 billion nationwide, and that means food costs less. >> so bats actually help keep our grocery costs down? >> yes, they do. >> which is why experts are alarmed, because across the nation, bats are dying,
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especially in the northeast, where many have a disease called light nose syndrome, and finally, bat fact 4, they make lousy pets. >> i think the catch is, they are not like animals that are holdable, we can't pet them, we can't play with them like you can a dog or a cat or that kind of thing. >> oh, there are people who do but i wouldn't recommend it. the only bat you where likely to get your hands on is a sick one and that's exactly the one you should never handle. >> when you add it up, saving us billions of dollars, not dangerous and definitely not dirty, maybe it is our tiny friends of the night that deserve that coveted title man's best friend. >> take it to papa.
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>> osgood: next, is this the face of a world's smartest dog?
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you often refer to dogs as man's best friend, is it also possible that they are man's smartest friend? here is rita schlessinger. >> paul, abc, paul, abc. good girl,. >> anyone who knows anything about things dogs know, knows how many things this dog knows. >> mongrel, mongrel. >> yeah. good girl. >> trace search a border collis lives with john pillly a retired psychology professor in south carolina, and she has quite a vocabulary. >> chase. there is crock. >> wow. >> she has learned more than
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1,000 words. mostly the names of toys she was shown repeatedly. and she has remembered the words for years, scientists say chaser may well be the smartest dog money to man. >> i don't know if you can do this, but compare her to your average kid, where is she on the intellectual scale? >> well, my best guess would be that she is at least somewhere around a two-year-old,. >> two-year-old. >> knows tg. >> nose kg. >> nose nam. >> she knows her nouns and verbs and is now learning more. >> get the toy. >> good girl, good girl. >> we are trying to stretch her learning abilities and we are getting it to the rudiments of grammar. >> pilley published an article in the scientific journal and more researchers are beginning to discover that dogs think,
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they observe, they understand. >> i think dogs are smarter than we give them credit for. >> alexander horowitz is a professor at columbia university and the author of the best seller inside of a dog. she has studied how dogs take in information and it all begins with the nose. >> horowitz believes dogs understand almost everything, even time, through the relative strength of smells. >> what is underfoot is a little bit of the past, what happened before, what is on the breeze is a little bit of the future. so i think they have an expanded sense of the present a little bit or at least it is a little different than our sense of what is happening right now. >> and alexander horowitz has discovered our dogs not only smell us, they listen to us, most of the time, when sally hears humans talking, it is just background noise, but when i look at her and say, sally, you are a good girl, there is
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scientific evidence that she understands. >> so if you can make your speech distinctive for instance by using baby talk or mother ese the dogs knows about and is directed to him and her, so will be more interested in it. >> daddy, teddy look. >> she just started to embrace research into the intelligence of dogs and other animals in the last decade or so. >> okay. >> at duke university researchers under the supervision of anthropologist bryan heir at the canine cognition center are studying how smart dogs are about solving problems. >> and the real hope is that by understanding dogs, we might learn more about ourselves, we might learn more about how we can enrich our relationship with dogs. in one test they put a treat inside a plastic tube, napoleon
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can see it and figure out he can't go straight for it. he has to detour around the side. >> in this test, dogs do much better than even some primates. >> you have got to sort of figure out that, hey, i know i can see it, but i have got to take a detour to get the food i want. >> so wha what does it all prov the point may not be just what animal intelligence means to them and how they relate to us, but also what an animal's intelligence should mean to us. and how we relate to them. >> yeah, you did good. because animals can't speak to us, it is very easy to think that they are not particularly intelligent, but if you take the time to really closely observe what they are doing, you realize, oh, my god, they are so similar to us in so many ways. we have got a creature here that has mental abilities and emotional abilities that deserve
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our respect. >> >> osgood: ahead. >> i have little hooks on my pause like velcro. >> osgood: actress isabella rossellini in a very different role. in here, inventory can be taught to learn. ♪ machines have a voice. ♪ medical history follows you. it's the at&t network -- a network of possibilities... committed to delivering the most advanced mobile broadband experience to help move business... forward. ♪
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working on behalf of animals of all kinds. her is erin moriarty of 48 hours. >> you see this upside down because i have little hooks on my pause like velcro. >> she plays a housefly. >> we use a rock to protect my flesh. >> a limb pet. >> at one end i am a mouse but no teeth. >> even a worm in a series of films called green porno. >> if i were a firefly i would light up at night. >> not exactly the kind of roles you would would expect for a woman with her pedigree. >> isabella rossellini was born into a world of brilliance, beauty and game. as one of the twin daughters of world famous actress ingrid bergman and director robert at that rossellini. >> yet isabella says these roles are not so strange at all.
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animals were her first love. >> i think i always was interested in animals, i think if a man likes women, he might discuss business but there is a part of his brain that is looking at the girl coming in and checking the girls, and i do the same with animals. >> has there ever been an embarrassing moment where your concentrating on a role and all of a sudden -- >> i saw a ruboki. >> i start barking. i hope not. it never went that far. >> for the moment, i can control it. >> barking like a dog? again, not quite what you would expect from isabella rossellini, whose beauty and talent brought her game both as a super model, she was the face of lan come cosmetics for years. >> she is a keeper. >> and as an actress. >> i am a keeper. >> on television -- >> drink that motion and you will never even grow one day older. >> and in the movies.
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>> what film are you most proud? >> probably blue velvet, just because it is the most known but also it was the most daring. >> daring, and risky. >> her role as a abused nightclub singer dorothy valen in david lynch's disturbing film won her acclaim, and criticism. >> the thing was very controversial, and i was very surprised, because to people who didn't like the film they said well david lynch exploited me but i thought it was pretty an urd but also diminished me as an actress and as a woman. >> there is also her role as mom, the 27-year-old aletra, a model herself, and 17-year-old roberto.
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>> at age 59, with fewer acting jobs available in american films, isabella rossellini simply reinvented herself yet again as a student of animal behavior, a writer and a film maker. >> if i were an earthworm, i would have no brain. >> which brings us back to the world, one of isabella's most unconventional roles, all part of green porno. >> if i were a spider, i would have six eyes and still don't see very well. >> short, educational films that she wrote, directed and unabashedly stars in. >> worms like me -- >> here you are, you know, a glamorous figure, a face associated with make-up, but you went into this film without much make-up. >> i was a worm, i made myself
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worm like. >> first i collect my eggs, i really wanted the audience to laugh and then go, oh, i can know that. >> i can grow new starfish by fragmenting my body. >> did you know for instance some starfish are her, they have both female and male characteristics. >> it is funny, because i like fun and then i thought, hmm, everybody is interested in sex, so i, so if i make something about sex i would get a bigger audience and it is easier, and it is easier to make people laugh. >> forward, forward. >> steady, steady. always has to walk on the same path, good dog. >> on her spare time isabella also raises and socializes dogs for the guide dog foundation. >> he is always walking on my left, as when he will become a
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guide dog for the blind person that he guides he will have a person on the harness on the left. >> this labrador, that is italian for bowwow, is the eighth puppy she has trained. >> i mean, look, this is the cutest dog, when it is time for bowwow to go, isn't that hard? >> oh, it has got to be tough. >> it is going to be tough but i have been in touch with the person that bowwow is going to assist, and, you know, we feel like a whole community, and that is what is so great. >> steady, boy. >> one of the members of that community is albert rizzy who was blinded by meningitis five years ago. >> he doesn't, he doesn't pull as much. >> he is doing so good, isabella. >> she met him at the guide dog association. >> i you know doxie came in and jumped on albert covering him with kisses and he burst into tears and i burst into tears.
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melanie's dear, adoring husband. >> steve heath man. >> you attached to your deer? >> oh, yeah, right from day one we were very attached. >> the couple first met dilley at a farm that raised deer for hunting. >> but a veterinarian nursed her back to health, then trained her to do her business on a towel, and introduced her to the finer things in life. >> dilley, would you cut this rose. >> which she mostly eats. >> they even have given hermida own bedroom, adoring or disturbing, it could go either way but this next part is undeniably endearing. >> she is licking your dog. >> it is what they do all day long, they are like best friends, usually when dilley is outside, lady is outside. and they do sleep together in the bed. they are just buddies. >> have you ever seen anything so sweet? of course you have. cross species companions have
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become a youtube staple and can't miss home run for feature reporters like me. >> for example, my 20009 start on the elephant and the dog who are best friends has now been viewed on the internet more than 4 million times, obviously, people eat this stuff up. >> we are sort of programmed to appreciate cuteness. >> and jennifer holland aims to capitalize on that programming big time with a new book called unlikely friendships. >> it is a compilation of the sweetest odd couples out there. >> a woman in texas who has a whole my imagine i are of animals and her .. pitbull and her cat and little chicks that she brings homes, they just, there are all of these antics going on all the time. >> but are they really friends? >> of course there is no way to know absolutely, but barbara j king, professor of anthropology at the college of william and mary seems pretty doggone sure. >> it is the subtlety of the
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signals they are exchanging. >> like what kind of signals. >> like play and grooming, if it goes on overtime and the two animals are repeatedly choosing to come back together to do that, yes, i would think that is a friendship. >> if so, if the proof is in the preening then dilley and lady the poodle probably are probably bff. >> that is certainly what seethe heath man would like to believe, because it gives him hope for all of us. >> as humans, we don't get along all the time, and it is nice to see animals of different species get along together. >> osgood: coming up, big sally's pet peef.
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we are goarting our entire broadcast this sunday morning to animals, and the people who love them. so what is she doing here? >> hi, my name is face and i am not a pet person. because i am not a pet person, many of you assume that i have a closet full of jump suits made of dalmatian fur, that i hate babies and i hunt unicorns, nothing could be further from the truth, i hate jump suits. you are now thinking, well, you must not have had a pet as a child. yeah, we did. there was the german short-haired pointer named kinder and the french poodle jock he strap and sarah, a
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bombshell of a put, i am a grown-up now and i just don't want an animal, nor do i want to pet yours or ask its name or allow it to lick me. look, i am thrilled you love your pet, really, and i am well aware that pets bring joy to their owners, they are even good for your health, pet owners exercise more and have lower levels of stress, depression and blood pressure, they may even live longer. and women with lots of cats live alone longer. however, i feel it is a public service to tell you that your pets can also kill you. according to recent reports your pet can give you a staph infection, cat scratch fever and the bubonic plague playing, still, despite a slight chance of contracting the black death, nearly two-thirds of americans own pets, so what am i missing? fur all over my clothes, the smell of dog breath and kitty liter, flocks of birds, getting
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home in time to walk the dog and spending thousands of dollars at the vet, promise ago child that, yes, there is a place called hamster heaven, i would do all of this for a person, i just don't want to do it gone an animal, i beg you pet people not to judge me as heartless, just as i try not to judge you as craziness when you dress your animal up in people clothes or call it your baby or give it prozac or make it the ring bearer at your wedding, or rsvp you can't come to my wedding because your cat is old. that happened. but i got a divorce, so god bless. they say dogs can help you get a date, but a dog would offer me things i don't want in a man. a creature who humps my leg in the middle of the might and expects me to pick up his crap, so i wish you pet people continue petted bliss and i will concentrate on the proper care and feeding of my beloved pet peeves, like men who say we are pregnant and sandwiches without
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crust and people who are kinder to animals than to people. >> this registration, i have an entry here. >> osgood: ahead, a fish story. from bill geist.
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>> osgood: there is something a little fishy about the notion that every pet needs to have four legs, for some folks, bill geist tells us fins are the final word. >> dogs and cats are nice, but for a good low cost, low maintenance animal companion, it is hard to beat the goldfish. they pretty much take care of themselves. no cat boxes, no walks outside, and you can pet them and touch them and handle them and do whatever you want. >> pet, pet fish, a teddy bear. >> are fish fun? >> i think they are fun. >> you can even show goldfish, just like dogs.
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>> this fish is five years old. his name is brutis. >> in middle georgia the goldfish show held in the town of perry recently is one of the nation's largest. >> i just bought myself a fish. >> you just spent $500 on this fish. >> 259 competition fish from several states. >> these, and these, and these right here just came from charts town. >> these came from naples, naples florida. >> i thought i just might have a winner rusty who i bought for 25 cents on the way to the show. >> registration? >> you have an entry here. >> oh, great. >> do you have a miniature pygmy division? >> yes. >> you take the form to anita and assign him a tank. >> his own tank. >> did you hear that rusty, your own tank. >> number 3. we are going to give you number 3. >> rusty is loving it in his new
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home. >> now we are official, rusty. ♪ >> officially in over our heads. >> the competition was overwhelming. >> overwhelming and, frankly, a bit weird. >> were these really goldfish? with their bulldog faces, smug eyes, cauliflower growths? a few that looked like they swallowed golf balls and one that couldn't even swim. >> not to mention their cousins, the coy coy which were grand and expensive, some worth tens of thousands of dollars. is this fair? >> a great body, he is not going to compete. >> fortunately they separated the goldfish from the koi in the judging and the goldfish by size and variety. >> rusty. >> but at least we had a chance. >> rusty, tank 3. >> they called rusty a common
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goldfish. which seemed rude, but they said it was his biological species. >> i have always had fish. >> bateman was the official gold fish judge sanctioned by the aga, the american goldfish association. >> yes. this thing is beautiful. >> how does this compare, being a judge at the westminster dog show. >> it is judged somewhat the same, notice we have a standard. their finnage is terribly important, which means they have all of their body parts, all of the parts are there, the shapes have to be, the curves -- >> i read deportment. was one of the things, what does that mean for a fish. >> it has to swim. >> what if it moves around all the time? >> that is excellent. >> eyes are pretty symmetric. >> she began her exacting examination. >> a ribbon scale is a ribbon scale. >> one missing scale can mean all of the difference. >> a cutie.
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>> a perfect little goldfish. >> oh, that is special. >> at the awards banquet there were big winners like this mag might have sent koi. >> stay beautiful fish with a bright future. >> the grand champion. >> okay. the novice exhibition award -- >> but there were lesser, totally unexpected winners too. >> bill geist. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> thank you. i never dreamed i would be here. >> rusty, the little fish that could. all he really needed was a chance. >> next year it is going to be this big. >> osgood: oh, bill geist. now let's go to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what is ahead on face the nation. >> is the nation heading towards some sort of economic disaster? we will talk to some of the key players. >> osgood: thank you, bob schieffer, and next week here on sunday morning --
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